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'sextant' - used as a noun
a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant
Variations of 'sextant'
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We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
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- Bill Vaughn
Fact of the day
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.